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Hello Kitty Cafe in Irvine, California; What to Expect

Apr 23, 2023 | California, Family Activities | 0 comments

If you’re looking for a unique and fun experience to do with your family, look no further than the Hello Kitty Cafe located in Irvine, California! Whether you have a little one who loves all things Hello Kitty or an older child looking for a whimsical adventure, this cafe has something for everyone. Get ready to explore Hello Kitty-themed treats, lovely decor, and fantastic merchandise as you step inside this fantasy land of cuteness!

About Hello Kitty Cafe

Come experience the enchanting Hello Kitty Cafe. Here, you can sample an imaginative menu of delectable treats and drinks sure to put a smile on your face. From handmade hot beverages and iced drinks to adorable cookies and cakes, there’s something for everyone at this whimsical cafe.


Irvine Spectrum Center (outside mall)
(Near the Giant Wheel Court)
860 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618

Heads up! Kids can have a blast at the Giant Wheel and its adjoining play zone right next to the Hello Kitty Cafe! Featuring lush fake turf, this outdoor area is perfect for an afternoon of running around with your little ones

Back Story

My girls were beyond excited when they heard we’d be headed to California – the home of their beloved Hello Kitty! Of course, a visit to the delightful cafe was an absolute must for our family adventure. My youngest daughter said she waited her entire life for this day. My oldest daughter had to play it cool, but I know she was jumping for joy inside when we arrived.

If you’re a Hello Kitty fan, here’s the scoop – after enjoying your cafe visit why not extend it to an afternoon with some serious shopping? I’ve listed two awesome stores nearby at the end of this blog post. Also, have fun and dress up. Here is a link to my youngest daughter’s Hello Kitty outfit. Click here. However, there is no dress code so come as you are.

Hello Kitty Grand Cafe in Irvine

No Reservation Needed

Monday – Thursday 11 am-8 pm
Friday 11 am-9 pm
Saturday – Sunday 10 am-9 pm

Click here to see the menu.

The Hello Kitty Grand Cafe is a truly charming experience. Enjoy some freshly baked goodies, like cookies, donuts, and cakes. Sip on one of our handmade hot or iced drinks while browsing through an array of exclusive Hello Kitty memorabilia – what’s not to love?

The lines are always dauntingly long, and at the time we went there were no tables or chairs to enjoy your treats. Be prepared you will most likely have to collect your items and take off – there’s no room for lingering around.

Not looking forward to waiting in line? With Bow Room reservations, you can enjoy the convenience of having delicious treats delivered right to your table.

Bow Room

AFTERNOON TEA HOURS (3 and older require a reservation)
Friday 11 am-2:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10 am-3:30 pm

Friday & Saturday 5 pm-9:30 pm

Get ready to experience the pink palace like never before. The Bow Room at Hello Kitty Grand Cafe is a whimsical wonderland that comes alive in the evening. During daylight hours, enjoy delectable high tea creations with friends. As night falls and 5 pm strikes, transform your visit into an adults-only cocktail lounge adventure filled with delightful drinks and good company.

If you want the Bow Room experience, don’t delay – book your reservations early because it’s in high demand. Book here. Reservations are required. Tea time lasts 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Please be aware the Bow Room can be booked for private events therefore you may have a hard time booking a tea time during your stay in California.

Afternoon Tea

Ready to treat yourself to something special? For only $60 a person, you and a friend can enjoy an amazing experience along with sweet treats. Keep in mind, you are here for the experience, not the taste. There is a 2-person minimum for afternoon tea.

When you arrive, the friendly staff will welcome you and guide you to your adorable table. The waiter will have you choose a tea, coffee, or hot chocolate of your choice to start your tea time.

After your cup is full of that delicious tea, you’ll be treated to the cutest selection of Hello Kitty snacks. It’s sure to make every moment around your teatime table extra special. We were treated to a golden tower of delectable delights. A mix of savory and sweet, we feasted on tea treats like tart shells filled with pesto, tomatoes, and cheese; pretzel croissants stuffed with smoked salmon and paprika – fit for royalty. And if that wasn’t enough… scones slathered in butter paired perfectly next to tempting jams. For dessert? Mini Hell Kitty cake, chocolate cake, cupcakes…even raspberry macaroons reigned supreme. It was an afternoon delight for sure.

It is all about the experience!

Cocktail Service at Hello Kitty Cafe Bow Room

Each night at 5 pm, the Bow Room comes alive for 21+ guests with its fantastic cocktail service. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to take advantage of it this time around since our littlest family member was with us.

Shopping Hello Kitty Cafe Style

Sanrio Store at Irvine Spectrum Center

This store always has a long line. In my eyes, the items inside are expensive and far from impressive. However, this is an extremely popular store and Hello Kitty fans seem to love it!

MINOSO at Irvine Spectrum Center

This store had some of our favorite items and the price was just right. This was by far my favorite store.

In conclusion, the Hello Kitty Cafe is an enchanting space that appeals to all ages. Everything from the delicious treats, bright and cheerful decor, and unlimited shopping make this a magical place to visit. Discover an entire world of Hello Kitty merchandise, confections, and memorable experiences with your family or friends. Whether you are looking for a special treat or a full day of fun, the opportunities at the Hello Kitty Cafe will make every outing worthwhile. So invite your family into the world of cute and explore everything that Irvine has to offer! And let Glam Escapes book your next trip—we’ll make sure it’s nothing less than adorable! Click here to learn more.

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